Assistive Technologies 5E: Principles and Practice

Assistive Technologies 5E: Principles and Practice

Master the assistive strategies you need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by Al Cook, Sue Hussey and Jan Polgar, Assistive Technologies: Principles & Practice, 5th Edition, provides detailed coverage of the broad range of devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology. This new text offers a systematic process for ensuring the effective application of assistive technologies - and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. It features over 30 new photos and illustrations, as well as, updated chapters and case studies that reflect current technology.

Table Of Contents:
1. Principles of Assistive Technology
2. Technologies that Assist People Who Have Disabilities
3. Activity, Human, and Context
4. Global Perspective on Assistive Technology
5. Ethical Issues in Assistive Technology
6. Delivering Assistive Technology Services to the Client
7. User Input
8. Control Interfaces for Assistive Technologies
9. Input Accessibility for Mainstream Information and Communication Technologies
10. Enabling Function and Participation with Seating Technologies
11. Technologies that Enable Mobility
12. Technologies That Aid Transportation
13. Enabling Manipulation with Low-Technology Assistive Devices
14. Electronic Aids to Daily Living
15. Robotic Assistive Technologies that Aid Manipulation
16. Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments
17. Assistive Technologies for Cognitive Augmentation
18. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems

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